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My name is Kenneth Elmore I am a local beekeeper in California I inherited hundreds of old photos of my Great-Great Grandfather and his bee operations in Tennessee dating from 1865 to the 1930's. His name was William Elmore and he was the Iowa state bee inspector for the entire state.
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help identify the plant next to the hive?
I believe that the flowers were white and produced a small poisonous berry, I do remember that my great grand father had plants that were poisonous and I got my mouth washed out a couple of times for eating the small black berries. I was also told by the UK archives that the plant might be Night Shade which is a type of mint, that grows in Asia but they can't be certain.
I am saving all of my findings to be sent to the UK archives, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Sincerely Kenneth L. Elmore Jr
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